In a podcast recorded at the 2017 SB3C summer conference, Prof. Yaling Liu, Lehigh University, discusses his work using microfluidic devices to capture circulating tumor cells.
Columbia University researchers recently generated beating cardiac tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, human cells that are able to differentiate into nearly any cell type. Using physical conditioning, the researchers produced samples with the hallmarks of mature heart tissue with just four weeks of cell culture. The work paves a concrete pathway to functional heart-on-a-chip platforms.
Columbia University engineers use a soft mesh scaffold to produce a dramatically higher amount of functional T cells from blood taken from leukemia patients.
Harvard professor George Church discusses advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies for which is he is so well known.